Saturday, 6 March 2010
Bird race trophy
Mollie thought there ought to be a trophy for the bird race winning team so she made one. I got a card too.
Whooper Swan made it on to the "from the garden" list courtesy of five on Loch of Bosquoy. If I'd run back to the garden fast Shelduck would have joined the same list. Mute Swan had a good attempt at the in the garden list but the low flying flock of five missed airspace by about 50ft. However, Chaffinch was found under the feeders, 2nd record. Later in the day Song Thrush was singing from next door.
Oystercatchers have arrived in force in the last few days and their calls are now continuously audible from the house and garden. Some are on territory and many more in flocks. Lapwings are displaying around the Shunan today. The field beside the house was ploughed today and at one point about 500 gulls were around us, a Lesser Black-backed Gull was espied from the kitchen window amongst the usual four species.